Celebrating Over 40 Years
Curiosity Unlimited was founded in 1977 by a group of Pikes Peak area citizens and CU alumni to provide a forum for stimulating community interest in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to create opportunities to become acquainted with UCCS faculty members, to study relevant issues through free lectures, and to engage in leisure time learning.
More than 200 UCCS professors have lectured on their areas of expertise. As a result of enjoyable encounters with the lecturers, many of our members choose to participate in the Listening In program which allows lifelong learners aged 55 or older the opportunity to attend regular-session courses on a space-available basis.
After attending our lectures, some Curiosity Unlimited participants are also inspired to become major UCCS donors/supporters.
Providing scholarships to UCCS students has become an important initiative of Curiosity Unlimited, which is made possible by both membership dues and designated gifts. In 2023-2024, scholarships will be given to four deserving scholars entering their senior year at UCCS. Curiosity Unlimited has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships. In honor of Thomas Napierkowski, PhD, who was served as Faculty Advisor to Curiosity Unlimited for 45 years, one of our scholarship awards is now named in his honor.
To learn more about the program, use the main navigation menu above to access the schedule of events, as well as membership opportunities. If you are using a mobile device, use the menu icon on the mobile device to access the main navigation menu. For further information about the lectures or Curiosity Unlimited call 719-470-1230.
On behalf of the students who will benefit from your generosity, we extend our deepest thanks for your consideration.